Full Course vs. Individual Module
Full Course registration runs from July 5th to September 8th of each year. The full course schedule begins on September 15th of each year and concludes with the CCOA Examination the following June.
Registrants of the Full Course program are required to;
The overall cost of CCOA certification by Individual Module registration is approximately $900 higher than Full Course registration. However, this option is recommended for those wishing to work at a slower pace than the Full Course Registration cycle, or for those only seeking to develop training in a specific area of the clinic. 1 module must have been submitted on time (via student online Dashboard) in order to be eligible to attend a workshop. When purchasing a module, the registrant must;
Individual Registrants seeking CCOA designation are required to complete the following within 24 months;
The workshop is an integral component of the Full Course curriculum. Assistants benefit from experienced instructors delivering in-depth review of critical concepts from each course Module. The workshop is designed to meet the training needs of those who are new or more experienced in optometric assisting. Complete workshop details are made available to all in November of each year. Workshop registrations are accepted from November 1st to December 1st of each year and are hosted yearly between January and March. The 2018 workshops are hosted in the following cities;
In May, eligible candidates will receive instructions to schedule their exam date.
Need to Know:
Registrants should anticipate spending approximately 15 hours study time per week. Practical skills will be learned in the clinic setting and further developed at the workshop.